Alot of times you see "Top 10 things you didn't know" or "Ten ways to..." but I'm going to keep this easy for you by only doing a "twofer" of what surprised me during our Savannah trip:
1. Savannah is the 4th busiest container ship port in the U.S. - fueled by surging Asian imports.
Container ships like this sail past historic downtown Savannah at a silent 10-12 miles per hour.
2. Savannah is known as the City of the Living Dead. According to one recent study, Savannah soil is 6% "Human matter" due to the large number of bodies buried throughout the city. When builders uncover remains during excavation, they are often instructed to continue building over graves, rather than relocating them.
Savannah encourages a reputation as one of the most haunted cities in America, with a variety of haunted tours. Last night we booked one of the most unique ghost tours in the city - being driven around town late at night in a HEARSE!
Haunted hospital in historic Savannah.